In the state of Missouri, various drug offenses including those involving narcotics can leave an individual face severe and life-changing punishment if convicted.  Whether you are arrested for possession, manufacturing, distributing, drug trafficking, or possession with intent to sell, you have one opportunity to secure the best possible defense.  The Kansas City criminal defense lawyer you choose can make the difference in how your case is ultimately resolved.  At The O'Connor Law Firm, we provide aggressive, skilled legal representation to each of our clients, always fighting vigorously to protect your freedom, reputation, and future.

Preserve your rights with a Kansas City Drug & Narcotics offenses attorney

If you are subject to an arrest for a crime, there are several points you should know. You should always request that your drug offenses attorney be present before you speak to the police, and that is your right. Never state aloud or sign any kind of confession, as this information can and will be used by the prosecution against you. No matter what, always contact a Kansas City narcotics offenses lawyer as soon as you are arrested. You need to know your rights and have an attorney present or providing advice during the initial stages of the event as well as during questioning or interrogation. In most cases, the police miss or ignore evidence as well as facts that can be used to your advantage. Many times, they gather only the information they need to file charges against you. Remember, the police and prosecution are not on your side. Even if you feel your case is not defendable, an evaluation is critical because often times police, investigators and witnesses make mistakes that can be used to your advantage.
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Kansas City, Missouri Drug Offenses

There are several drug crimes individuals may be charged with depending on factors such as type of drug, amount involved, where the alleged offense occurred, criminal history, and more.  It is highly recommended to hire our experienced attorney, Matt O'Connor; a Kansas City drug offenses attorney.  Some of the most common drug offenses we offer criminal defense services to include:

  • Ÿ  Drug possession
  • Ÿ  Drug dealing (selling)  / distribution
  • Ÿ  Drug trafficking
  • Ÿ  Marijuana charges
  • Ÿ  Drug paraphernalia
  • Ÿ  Possessing precursor drugs
  • Ÿ  Manufacturing
  • Ÿ  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute
  • Ÿ  Federal drug crimes
  • Ÿ  Possession with intent to sell

Drug offenses charges may involve cocaine, methamphetamine's, marijuana, or other illicit substances, or narcotics including prescription opioids (oxycodone, hydrocodone), heroin, or morphine.  The penalties you face will depend on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense.  Regardless of the charges you face, it is critical to obtain the services of a drug offense attorney in Kansas City with the knowledge, experience, and dedicated approach to successfully fight the charges in court.

Kansas City, Missouri Penalties for Narcotics and Drug Offenses

The Missouri criminal penalties a person will face if convicted of a drug offense depend on the seriousness of the charge, and may range from probation or jail time to substantial fines and decades or even life in prison.  In some cases an individual may be eligible for drug treatment rather than imprisonment. However for this to become an option you must obtain an attorney who can successfully argue on your behalf, so that given the opportunity to rehabilitate; you would not likely commit another drug crime in the judge’s opinion.

Contact our law firm to obtain a free consultation and a good idea of what you are realistically looking at as far as charges in your unique situation.  Your charges will be affected by your criminal past as well and can be an even larger issue if you are not a US citizen (either illegaly or on a green card.).

Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Now

No one wants to face the possibility of a long future behind bars.  There are legal options that must be explored in order to reach the best possible outcome, whether dismissal of the charges, a plea to lesser charges, or obtaining an acquittal at trial.  When you need a Kansas City criminal defense attorney you can feel confident in and trust to obtain positive results, count on The O'Connor Law Firm.  Contact us for a free consultation now at 1-816-842-1111.


Kansas City, Missouri Drug Offenses and Norcotics Charges Attorney, Matt O'Connor

Kansas City attorney Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with crimes in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.